Explanation of START and 'Build-Down' charts prepared by Congressman Les AuCoin

Title

Explanation of START and 'Build-Down' charts prepared by Congressman Les AuCoin

Description

Document titled "STARTing Dangerous New Soviet Weapons" prepared by Representative Les AuCoin. The document includes an explanation of START, the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union, and charts outlining the impacts of the treaty. Chart one compares the advertised and actual impact on counterforce capability. Chart two compares the impact of nuclear freeze and nuclear build-down on Soviet weapons. Chart three illustrates the effect of Soviet first strike capability on U.S. ICBM warheads. Using these charts, Representative AuCoin argues that START's Build-Down schedule would not sufficiently reduced the threat of nuclear war. Based on the charts, this document was prepared in 1983, shortly after START negotiations with the Soviet Union began. This is one of a collection of digitized objects from the Les AuCoin Papers (MS.147) at the Pacific University Archives. See also PUA_MS147_93 through PUA_MS147_110 for other materials related to nuclear arms control.

Creator

AuCoin, Les

Date Created

1983

Subject

Nuclear arms control
Nuclear arms control--Soviet Union
Nuclear disarmament

Place

Washington, D.C.

Identifier

PUA_MS147_110

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/

Collection